The Key Point Blog


German Sacristan

New Color Digital Presses Offer Image Quality and Productivity Enhancements

According to Keypoint Intelligence’s most recent US Production Printing Market Forecast, placements of this color segment are expected to rise from 960 in 2019 to 1,261 in 2024, demonstrating a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6%.



Lee Davis

Saying Goodbye to On-Premises Print Servers and Print Drivers for Good

In many workflows, cloud-based technology is replacing the need for print while, at the same time, cloud technology makes print more secure and convenient to use. This blog explores Microsoft’s new cloud-based print management solution: Microsoft Universal Print.



Deborah Hawkins

Transforming the Way HP Does Business with Its Partners

On July 15, HP announced its new channel partner program Amplify that will replace the previous PartnerFirst program as of November 1, 2020. It is a global offering that will become more rewarding for partners.



German Sacristan & Eve Padula

The Commitment to Close the Gap between Analog and Digital Continues

On July 15, 2020, Canon announced the launch of its new ProStream 1800 continuous feed printer, the latest model in the ProStream 1000 series. This introduction represents Canon’s most recent effort to shift more print volumes from analog to digital.



Colin McMahon

Why HP is Continuing to Invest in Virtual Reality

VR has excelled during the coronavirus outbreak, with many businesses looking to new, digital ways to communicate and collaborate.This blog explores HP's newest VR headset: the Reverb G2.



German Sacristan & Eve Padula

AccurioJet KM-1e Accelerates Growth with the Industrial Print Market

On June 24, 2020, Konica Minolta Europe held an analyst press conference to announce its AccurioJet KM-1e digital inkjet press. This B2 + sheetfed UV color inkjet production press is designed to accelerate Konica Minolta’s growth within the industrial printing markets.



Lee Davis

Automation Saves the Day, Again

We are approaching the deadline to file for taxes in the US, and many don’t have the time to organize and enter information from their tax documents into their accounting system. We can look to Epson’s Workforce ES-500WR and 300WR scanners to help.



Marc Mascara, Ryan McAbee & German Sacristan

Virtual Event Coincides with Original drupa 2020 Date

On June 15, 2020, the Eastman Kodak Company held a long-awaited press conference. Print vendors are now exploring how to best introduce the products that they’ve developed over the past year or two with the delay of drupa.



Anne Valaitis

Connected, Collaborative, Secure

On May 26, 2020, HP announced new additions to its Personal Systems line of products. These include new EliteBooks, the HP Collaboration All-in-One G6 with Zoom Rooms, and external monitors.



Keypoint Intelligence

Mimaki’s Mantras at Virtual FESPA Press Launch: Bigger is Better, Collaboration is Key, and Flexibility is Favourable

In light of the postponement of FESPA 2020, Mimaki Europeresponded quickly by announcing its planned product launches via a webinar. Ronald van den Broek (General Sales Manager, EMEA) provided an overview of the product announcements, Bert Benckhuysen (Senior Product Manager, EMEA) went into more detail on the products, and Danna Drion (Senior Marketing Manager) outlined Mimaki’s upcoming series of virtual meetings and customer/press communications as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s strategic objectives for this year include continued investments in innovation, efficiency, and competitiveness for all business units. The actual FESPA event, which is now scheduled for October 2020, is expected to bring further announcements. The primary sign & graphics and textile printing announcements from the webinar are outlined below.